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1 September 1995 Spatiotemporal multiscan adaptive matched filtering
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Detecting the presence of small weak targets in nonstationary clutter backgrounds is a fundamental problem in representative IR surveillance and tracking systems. In this paper, a system is proposed using spatiotemporal adaptive matched filtering to suppress the effects of clutter and enhance target detection. Shortfalls in conventional adaptive systems lead to a multiple parallel scanning approach to eliminate transients resulting from suboptimal filtering at clutter edges. Simulation results are provided which demonstrate that this approach provides substantially superior performance to a non-adaptive matched filter detection system design using global clutter statistics and, in some cases, can even achieve performance approximating that of an ideal fully-adaptive detector design from the complete statistical knowledge of the nonstationary clutter.
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Kenneth A. Melendez and James W. Modestino "Spatiotemporal multiscan adaptive matched filtering", Proc. SPIE 2561, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995, (1 September 1995);

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